How to set the KDE path?

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Tue Feb 1 16:00:00 GMT 2011

On 2011/02/01 17:34 (GMT+0200) Dotan Cohen composed:

> It is rather frustrating that the Plasma Krunner (Alt-F2) does not
> follow the path configured in $HOME/.profile. If the user has a
> wrapper function for /usr/bin/firefox in $HOME/.bin/firefox and
> $HOME/.bin starts the path, Konsole will open the firefox wrapper but
> Krunner will open /usr/bin/firefox.

> The lead Plasma developer mentions that the user can configure the KDE
> path by placing an executable in ~/.xinitrc

> However, it "doesn't work". Googling the issue I see lots of people
> asking and the answer is usually to configure the path in
> .bash_profile or .profile. That does not work in KDE 4.x, I assume
> that it worked in 3.x by the age of those posts.
> So, what is the correct syntax for configuring the KDE path in
> ~/.xinitrc? Thanks!

Start with maybe? 
What I've seen of the responses on your quest to solve this disgusts me.

What I do with alien installs is put them in /usr/local/, then start them 
using fullpath of the executable, putting it in a script in default $PATH if 
necessary to ease load on user memory.
"How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose
understanding rather than silver." Proverbs 16:16 NKJV

  Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

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